Submitting a Proposal

Here’s how to submit your proposal to the funding organization.

For all proposals, ensure your proposal has been “Authorized for Submission” in Cayuse before submitting to the sponsor or funder.

Routing in Cayuse SP

The University of South Alabama uses an electronic routing process called Cayuse to route proposals from the PI to the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) for all proposals that will be funded by a sponsored award. A sponsored award is funding from an external source for an activity with a defined scope and purpose and with the expectation of specific deliverables.

Proposal information submitted via Cayuse must be reviewed and approved by the PI and all co-PIs, as well as by the departments/units and colleges of the PI and co-PIs. The proposal is then routed to SPA. It typically takes several days for the Cayuse proposal to arrive in SPA, especially when there are multiple co-PIs.  Please review the University of South Alabama’s Grant Submission Policy for further information on the submission timeline.

The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) helps interpret sponsor requirements, reviews proposals and budgets, and submits proposals to federal agencies. If you need assistance with submitting your proposal, please contact your SPA Grant Specialist.

Training and Development

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